In vitro antifungal activity of heterocyclic organoboron compounds against Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum canis obtained from clinical isolates

Pir M., Budak F., Metiner K.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.53, no.3, pp.1297-1303, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s42770-022-00777-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1297-1303
  • Keywords: Antifungal activity, Dermatophyte, MFC, MIC, Microsporum canis, Organoboron compounds, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, ESSENTIAL OIL, DERMATOPHYTES, AGENTS, BORON, CATS, VIVO, DOGS
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro activity of thirty-eight heterocyclic organoboron compounds (1a-o, 2a-j, 3a-m) against clinically isolated dermatophytes Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum canis. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of compounds (1a-o, 2a-j, 3a-m) were determined according to published protocol Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M38-A2 broth microdilution method. The minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) for both T. mentagrophytes and M. canis were found by subculturing each fungal suspension on potato dextrose agar. According to the results, heterocyclic organoboron compounds (1a-o, 2a-j, 3a-m) were found to be more effective against dermatophyte M. canis (MIC = 3.12-25 mu g/ml) than T. mentagrophytes (MIC = 12.5-100 mu g/ml). Our findings showed that 7-membered heterocyclic organoboron compounds (3a-m) (MIC =12.5-50 mu g/ml) have stronger in vitro antifungal activity against T. mentagrophytes than 5-membered heterocyclic organoboron compounds (1a-o, 2a-j) (MIC =25-100 mu g/ml). The MFC values for all compounds ranged from 6.25 to 200 mu g/ml. The limited number of systemic antifungal agents used in the treatment of dermatophyte infections and the presence of side effects have led to the search for new treatment resources in recent years. Therefore, investigation of the effect of heterocyclic organoboron compounds against dermatophytes will be promising for the discovery of new antifungal compounds that have gained great importance today.